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This All-Ukulele Cover of Metallica's "One" Is Simply Incredible — Video

Below, check out an all-ukulele cover of Metallica's "One."

It's performed by a guy who calls his project "Ukes of Hazzard," which is a pretty cool name, if you ask us.

"This was by far the most difficult cover I've done," he says on YouTube. "It's long, it's intricate and devilishly fast at the end. The whole process of tabbing, learning, playing and finally editing this monstrosity took me the better part of two weeks. I'm pretty pleased with the final result. There're still a few bits I wish I'd played a little cleaner.

"Full disclosure: I actually couldn't pull off a clean take of the main solo, no matter how hard I tried. By the time I realized this, I had already put a lot of work into the rest of the song, so I decided to record it at 80 percent and speed it back up in post, rather than shelve the song. A cheat, for sure, but the song sounds better for it. Plus I've heard that Kirk Hammett has done the same thing on a few Metallica albums, so I don't feel too bad."

Note that Mr. "Ukes" is playing every part of the song—including bass, drums and the vocal melody—on a ukulele, and you can see him playing the various parts as the video progresses.

To read what Hammett has to say about his own playing on "One," step right this way.

For more Ukes of Hazzard videos, head in this general direction.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.